Exam arrangements for dyslexic students

  • The standard arrangements in exams and class tests for anyone registered with the Dyslexia/SpLD Service are:

    • 25% extra time
    • rough paper
    • assessment materials printed on ivory coloured paper
    • taking the exam in a separate room with other students who are eligible for extra time
    • use of the blue card to attach to your exam paper.

    Other arrangements, such as the use of a computer, a reader or a scribe (amanuensis) may be negotiated with one of the dyslexia/SpLD advisers based on recommendations made in the diagnostic assessment report and dependent on the severity of your dyslexia or specific learning difficulty. Requests for exams arrangements due to it being your normal way of working will not be approved. 

    The Examinations Team will send you an email telling you the date, time and room for each of your exams. This is usually sent in week 10.

    Arrangements for class tests are the responsibility of the Module Leader or course tutor, not the Examinations Team. You can use the blue marking card.

    Examinations Team deadlines

    In order to make your arrangements, a Dyslexia/SpLD Adviser must review your Dyslexia/SpLD Assessment and meet with you to discuss your arrangements. Please allow enough time to do this before Examinations Team deadlines.

    Certain arrangements, for example, those which impact on timetabling, require more notice and may not be able to be arranged if the request is made after week 3.

    The deadlines for the academic year 2017-18 are available on the Exams webpages.